KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/7/2011. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass.
My pour is a transparent golden caramel color beer comes out of the can, creating a full, foamy white head.
Ah, a hoppy pale ale, I see where your headís at. Tropical fruits and lots of grapefruit step in front of the pale malt in the nose.
The flavor starts with a light biscuity malt sweetness up front, then mango and grapefruit hop flavors, followed by a long, lingering bitterness that lasts a little long and rides well into the aftertaste.
The first thing I notice is that it is kind of grainy, maybe hop residue from the dry hopping. Medium body, above average lively carbonation.
This is fine, but nothing about it really blew me away. Maybe I was not in the right mode for this one. I would try it again to see if my palate changes.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (thanks stfun)
Aroma: Citrus, bread
Appearance: Gold/amber with creamy white head
Taste: A bit sweat, no bitterness
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, fairly lively, smooth citrusy finish
Overall: Extremely tasty pale ale with IPA characteristics.
sudomorph (810) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2014 1 pint can.Pours a crystal clear, light copper with a bubbly, one finger, white head.Aroma is slight with notes of bread, citrus, and slightly floral. Taste is slightly bitter and floral with notes of pine, resin, citrus, a mildly dry, bitter aftertaste. Low to medium body. Medium carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth and very refreshing. Not a bad brew. Slightly better on draft I believe. Would get again.
48FanInCali (791) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Golden pour with white head. Not much retention. Nose is bready with citrus but not much hops. Taste has a little more hop bite with some citrus. Won't be confused with Hoppy Birthday but far from awful.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Rando7 (766) - Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pours clear slightly dark yellow with brief white head. Aroma pine and grass. Taste moderate malt backbone with pine, pepper, a little onion, grass. I didnít get much citrus. Finish mild hops. Light body with moderate carbonation. Decent. Improved as it warmed which kind of surprised me.
ARH (733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 16oz can poured into a shaker. Pleasant notes of grapefruit, orange, and their respective peels, toasted bread, and some caramel hit the nose. It pours an oily, light copper / orange color topped with a puffy off-white head. There?s a good amount of lace and the fluffy head recedes slowly, eventually reducing to a medium thick ring with a surface haze. The taste is a high/medium-high bitter with a medium sweet backbone. It has an oily texture with an average amount of somewhat soft, but fizzy head. The finish is grapefruit and caramel with a spice quality to it. The spice and grapefruit linger for a while with a citrus note appearing too.
GnarlyGnome (713) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice, drinkable but still citrusy. Itís a nice warm weather drinker... Well done pale.
fiveacestx (710) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from rayl101 - pours deep gold with a thin but sustained head. Nose is more like a lager. The taste is citrus at first but leans more towards a dry pine. Dry finish.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy amber color with a small off white head.
Citrus, candy, some pine and faint tropical notes.
Caramel malt, medium bitterness, more pines.
Medium body, dry, balanced, softly carbonated and quite good.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an attractive golden with a thick white foamy head. This has a very nice piney aroma with citrus hops and a balanced floral bouquet as well. A crisp bitterness and a light graininess on the palate. The finish is rather long and bitter.